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Arts Programs

Mindful artistic expression can help students reduce stress and calm their minds as they deal with remote learning, being separated from school friends and teachers, and not knowing when things will get back to normal. Zentangle® is a relaxing way to draw beautiful images with patterns.  It was created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts and you can always go to to learn more about it. Ms. Shimabukuro, certified Zentangle teacher, Ed.D. (CZT), is providing Zentangle lessons for Alameda students this school year.

Reflections! is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students sponsored by  the national PTA. Bay Farm’s PTSA proudly enters students from Kindergarten through 8th grade in this national PTA competition.

Reflections! provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to be inspired (and inspiring) while express themselves imaginatively in their preferred medium:

    • Dance Choreography
    • Film Production
    • Literature
    • Music Composition
    • Photography
    • Visual Arts

Bay Farm’s Art Docent Program brings art into the classroom through monthly, parent-led art projects. Supported by the PTSA, Art Docents have access to a variety of art lessons and material to expose students to a wide variety of artists, artistic styles, and art movements. Students of all ages love and look forward to these lessons.

Deep Space Sparkle

The PTSA also provides access to Deep Space Sparkle, an online resource for art lesson plans and teaching resources that will help teach art to kids, even if you aren’t a great artist. If you are a classroom Art Docent please contact the VP of Art Education for additional information and access.

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